Friday, January 22, 2010


I was inspired today to put together some pigments. I started with the primary and secondary colors. I have to say that I was very happy with the results! I was looking to create vibrant colors, that also wore well, blended, and could be used myriad ways.
I used the Pops- from TKB trading as my inspiration & part of my color blend. Each of these have a specific, adhesive base as well as mineral pigments ground in to create the base color note and then micas layered over the top to brighten and enhance the overall color.
I was further inspired by a trend toward glossy eyes, and layered a silicone based gloss over the pigments to add shine. Normally this looks begins to break down the makeup very quickly, and you have about 5-10 minutes tops, but after multiple camera failures & a great big old sneeze that I though for sure spelled the end of this look, Nothing had moved! Wow! is all I can say.... everything stayed exactly where I put it- I even did the "rub" test & it really adhered well, and didn't want to come off! I'm adding some pics, but am going to find a shoot where I can really get down and dirty with these babies instead of my- "this is why I'm a makeup artist & not a photographer pics."


  1. Great job! Cute blog. I'm going to start following.


  2. Thanks so much for the pigment samples, I can't wait to play with them! I actually just posted about using bright colors (, so maybe I can do a follow-up entry/product review :)

    Also, thanks for the bulk mascara wand order - I wrote about that too (gotta love having a new blog!)


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